Benecia Class Sloop (1868)
Four Benecia class screw sloops were completed for the U.S. Navy between 1869 and 1872.
|Overview of four vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Benecia||Portsmouth NYd||May 1867||18 Aug, 1868||1 Dec, 1869||Sold 3 May, 1884|
|Alaska||Boston NYd||1867||31 Oct, 1868||7 Dec, 1869||Sold 20 Nov, 1883|
|Plymouth||New York NYd||27 Jun, 1867||8 Aug, 1868||20 Jan, 1869||Broken up 1884|
|Omaha||Philadelphia NYd||1867||10 Jun, 1869||12 Sep, 1872||Sold 17 Apr, 1915|
Design & Construction
Designed to replace larger ships in service using Isherwood-designed machinery ordered for the cancelled 1864 Algoma class. It was expected they would be useful for peacetime foreign service duties, "performing with greater economy all the services that could be rendered by larger vessels" according to the Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair.
See individual articles.
- Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 70.
- Bauer, K. Jack and Roberts, Stephen S. (1991). Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990: Major Combatants. New York: Greenwood Press.
- Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
- Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: Civil War Navies, 1855-1883. New York: Routledge.
- Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.
|Benecia Class Screw Sloops|